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5 Matching questions

  1. Captain James Cook
  2. settlement colonies
  3. Robert Clive
  4. sepoys
  5. Cecil Rhodes
  1. a Born in 1853, played a major political and economic role in colonial South Africa. He was a financier, statesman, and empire builder with a philosophy of mystical imperialism
  2. b Troops that served the British East India Company; recruited from various warlike peoples of India
  3. c English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
  4. d Permanent colonies established through exploration or conquest for the purpose of occupying land and controlling labor
  5. e British general and statesman whose victory at Plassey in 1757 strengthened British control of India (1725-1774)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Western European possessions in Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific where small numbers of Europeans ruled large indigenous populations
  2. Belief in the inherent superiority of whites over the rest of humanity; peaked in the period before world war I
  3. Zulu defeat of a British army; one of the few indigenous victories over 19th-century European armies
  4. Colonies in which European settlers made up the overwhelming majority of the population; small numbers of native inhabitants were typically reduced by disease and wars of conquest; typical of British holdings in North America and Australia with growing independence in the 19th century
  5. Hawaiian prince; with British backing he created a unified kingdom by 1810; promoted the entry of Western ideas in commerce and social relations

5 True/False questions

  1. MataramKingdom that controlled interior regions of Java in 17th century; Dutch East India Company paid tribute to the kingdom for rights of trade at Batavia; weakness of kingdom after 1670's allowed Dutch to exert control over all of Java


  2. Ram Mohum RoyWestern-educated Indian leader, early 19th century; cooperated with British to outlaw sati


  3. presidenciesThree districts that made up the bulk of the directly ruled British territories in India; capitals at Madras, Calcutta, and Bombay


  4. Boer RepublicsBritish general and statesman whose victory at Plassey in 1757 strengthened British control of India (1725-1774)


  5. Plassey (1757)Battle between the troops of the British east India company and an Indian army under siraj-ud-daula, ruler of Bengal; British victory gave them control of northeast India


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